This year’s cover features musicians, Formidable Vegetable, who sow the gardens of our minds with the seeds of change to ‘Turnip the Beets for people, plants and the Planet.’
Organise your garden, your life and share your schedule with this deceptively simple but thought-provoking permaculture calendar. Illustrating 1 of the 12 permaculture design principles each month, gives you time to absorb and integrate them. Each example includes an image and story of sustainable living and design.
Moon planting is a way to manage your gardening time more effectively, get more organised and observe the rhythms and patterns of nature. The first 3 phases are represented by icons to guide planting activities. The final phase and during phase transition is time to improve your soil. Exact moon phase, solstice and equinox times are are provided in UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) and can be adjusted to your local time. See the moon planting guide page for more.
What makes the permaculture calendar ethical?
The permaculture calendar is printed on Australian-made, 100% recycled paper using vegetable based inks. Our printer recycles all e-Waste, printing plates, ink cartridges, paper waste and packaging. The vegetable based that we use don’t release unnecessary VOC’s into the atmosphere or require harmful solvents for clean up.
Once the calendar has reached the end of its life you can recycle or compost it, frame the pictures, or keep it as a reminder of the principles and important events over the year. It can also be used as a teaching tool to illustrate an example of each of the design principles.
While the production effort does a lot in limiting its impact on the earth and the people in the process, we’re also demonstrating the Fair Share ethic by donating 100% of profits of the calendar to permaculture projects worldwide – with over AU$19,000 contributed since 2013.
Published September 2023
Publisher: Permaculture Principles
Paperback, full colour, 28 pages
Size: 8.25 x 11.7in – A4 opening to A3
The first calendar was produced for 2009 as a way to demonstrate the principles with practical examples, with images submitted from the permaculture community. Use the #permacuturecalendar so we can find images that you think might be suitable. You can find out more about how to make a submission to future editions by visiting our contribution page here.